IN BRIEF | Emirates is considering allowing travellers to use their Qantas Frequent Flyer points to apply for upgrades on the Gulf carrier's flights.
Under the current Qantas/Emirates partnership, passengers on Emirates flights can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points and use them to redeem a reward ticket but not to upgrade from economy to business class or first class, as they can on Qantas.
However, according to The Financial Review, Emirates CEO Tim Clark is now considering whether to allow upgrades with points.
That said, Clark appears not entirely comfortable with the current points-based upgrade rates.
“What we found was perhaps – and this is no criticism of Qantas – they were a little bit more generous in the number of points you could use to upgrade" Clark said at the International Air Transport Association annual meeting in Doha, Qatar.
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